A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland

 

Literature is the living memory of a nation. It connects past and present, and provides the vocabulary for exploring who we are, and where we want to go. A society that neglects its own literature cannot act as a civilising force in world culture. Equally without renewing its stories, a community cannot nurture citizens who are confident and self-critical, passionate and open. We believe that literature is vital for Scotland and for global culture.

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is the collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland, and works for their advancement in every aspect of our national life. LAS is Scotland’s largest network for literature and languages, bringing together writers, publishers, educators, librarians, literature organisations and national cultural bodies.

 

 

 

A Manifesto for Libraries (29 March 2016)

A Manifesto for Libraries (29 March 2016)

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) strongly supports​ the ‘​Manifesto for Libraries’​​ produced by the Chartered Institute of Library Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), setting out what it believes…

LAS Becomes a SCIO (4 March 2016)

LAS Becomes a SCIO (4 March 2016)

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) has become incorporated as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with effect from 4 March 2016. This means that it is…